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5:45 PM ET, February 2, 2016

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Jason Noble / Des Moines Register:
Sometimes, Iowa Democrats award caucus delegates with a coin flip  —  In a couple Democratic caucus precincts Monday, a delegate was awarded with a coin toss.  —  It happened in precinct 2-4 in Ames, where supporters of candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton disputed the results …
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Karen Friar / MarketWatch:
Coin toss broke 6 Clinton-Sanders deadlocks in Iowa — and Hillary won each time  —  While it was hard to call a winner between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last night, it's easy to say who was luckier.  —  The race between the Democrat presidential hopefuls was so tight …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
A Tie in Iowa Is a Win for Hillary  —  It sounds like laughable pro-Hillary spin but it's true.  For Hillary Clinton, a virtual tie in Iowa was an accomplishment.  —  That's because, demographically, the Hawkeye State was her worst nightmare.  Among the Democratic Party's three major constituencies …
Discussion: Guardian, Politico and The Daily Beast
Sam Lau / Iowa Democratic Party:
Statement from IDP Chair on Tonight's Historically Close Caucus Results  —  DES MOINES—IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire released the following statement on tonight's 2016 Iowa Democratic Precinct Caucuses:  —  “Tonight we saw an historically close Iowa Democratic Caucus that featured …
Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:
Caucus turnout: Robust, record-setting and surprising  —  Iowa's 2016 caucus attendance was a doozy.  —  Republicans counted more than 180,000 caucusgoers, topping their 2012 attendance record of 121,503 by an estimated 60,000 people.  —  And while Democratic numbers weren't completely tallied …
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Bernie Sanders wants raw vote count released after tight finish in Iowa caucuses  —  Dramatic clash with Hillary Clinton for Democratic presidential nomination is sign public want change, says leftwing senator  —  Bernie Sanders has called on the Democratic party to release a raw vote count …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why a ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Is Better for Clinton Than Sanders  —  Bernie Sanders is right: The Iowa Democratic caucuses were a “virtual tie,” especially after you consider that the results aren't even actual vote tallies, but state delegate equivalents subject to all kinds of messy rounding rules and potential geographic biases.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Sanders rally chant: 'She's a liar!'
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
The Effort To Turn Out Latino Voters In Iowa Worked
Discussion: Balloon Juice
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Sanders campaign reviewing Iowa caucus totals, says actual result may never be known
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Scott Brown to endorse Trump  —  MILFORD, N.H. — Former Massachusetts senator Scott P. Brown, a moderate Republican who two years ago ran for Senate in New Hampshire, will endorse Donald Trump at a rally here Tuesday night, one week before the state's presidential primary.
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John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Why Trump Lost Iowa  —  Evangelicals come through for Cruz.  —  West Des Moines, Iowa  —  All of the televisions in the Sheraton ballroom at Donald Trump's caucus watch party were turned to CNN when the news arrived a little after 9:00 p.m. local time.  With 97 percent of precincts reporting …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Donald Trump Comes Out Of Iowa Looking Like Pat Buchanan  —  On Monday, Iowa voters did something that Republican “party elites” had failed to do for more than seven months: They rejected Donald Trump.  —  Trump received 24 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, placing him closer …
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Sarah Palin talks about Trump's Iowa loss and whether they've discussed running together  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ® flew out of Iowa on Tuesday after traveling there to campaign with presidential hopeful Donald Trump.  —  Yahoo News spoke to Palin …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump breaks 15-hour Twitter silence
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Marco Rubio emerges as champion of battered Republican establishment
Discussion: ThinkProgress, CNN, TIME, Vox and Washington Post
David Brooks / New York Times:
Donald Trump Isn't Real
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Cruz apologizes for spreading rumor about Carson dropping out  —  Iowa Republican caucus winner Ted Cruz on Tuesday apologized to fellow candidate GOP presidential Ben Carson for spreading a rumor that the former neurosurgeon had dropped out of the race.  —  “Last night when our political team saw …
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
13 Quick Takeaways From The 2016 Iowa Caucuses  —  The Iowa caucuses finally took place last night, after months of Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns criss-crossing the state.  Polls were volatile heading into caucus night.  —  1) Ted Cruz, Take a Bow
Rush Limbaugh:
Reagan Conservatism Dominated Iowa
Discussion: The Right Scoop
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Here's what to expect in the New Hampshire Republican primary
Discussion: American Power
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Christie belittles Rubio as ‘the boy in the bubble’
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Rivals Look to New Hampshire for a Shot at Breaking Donald Trump's Stride
Discussion: Political Wire
Michael C. Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Republican Establishment Finds Measure of Comfort in Trump Defeat
Discussion: Politico
William Whalen / Fox News:
Trump fever has broken. Cruz out-organized him. Here's what's next
Discussion: Hot Air
Tori Floyd / Yahoo! News:
Woman Who Gets Waferless KitKat Demands Lifetime Supply  —  A woman is demanding a lifetime supply of KitKats after she bought a packet of the chocolatey treats without any wafer.  —  Saima Ahmad, 20, a law student from Enfield, north London, purchased a multipack of eight KitKat bars from a supermarket for £2 last month.
Discussion: Fox17 and WCTX-TV
Betsy Reed / The Intercept:
A Note to Readers  —  The Intercept recently discovered a pattern of deception in the actions of a staff member.  The employee, Juan Thompson, was a staff reporter from November 2014 until last month.  Thompson fabricated several quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts …
Paul Egan / Detroit Free Press:
FBI joins Flint drinking water investigation  —  The FBI is now investigating the contamination of Flint's drinking water, a man-made public health catastrophe, which has left an unknown number of Flint children and other residents poisoned by lead and resulted in state and federal emergency declarations.
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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think  —  For years, researchers warned that laws requiring voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the poll would discriminate against racial minorities and other groups.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
 
 
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